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of this year. chuck schumer, john mccain, dick durbin, marco rubio and bob menendez will discuss the plan. we'll bring it to you live. our first read team notes this is the first time senator mccain signed on to a priority of president obama. he takes the vision on the road to las vegas. but within the last hour, white house press secretary jay carney confirmed the president would not unveil specific legislation. the plan unveiled today would be the first major immigration overhaul proposal in six years but one border state democrat congressman castro of texas say that is the devil is in the details. >> we've got to make sure that those measurements, when we have determined that we have secured the border, that those measurements are objective. otherwise you will have fights down the road where folks are saying, well, wait a minute. let's not move on to the second phase of the bill because we have not first completed the first phase. >> besides border security, there's guest workers and employer verification and a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. let'
schumer. let me bring in quickly david shuster who is on the ground in washington, d.c. david, where are you perched? >> governor granholm, we're at 7th and madison. i'm personally thrilled to hear that the marine corps band has been the start of our coverage as opposed to beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. we're going to hear from them as well but you're right, the marine corps band goes back to 1790s, back to the time of george washington. part of the official sort of vibe that we're going to hear this morning. we're at 7th and madison, about seven blocks from the reviewing stand, from the area where president obama and the dignitaries are -- 1500 dignitaries will be seated around president obama. what they've done is because of security, they've pushed the median -- a lot of folks are further back. they divide the mall into sections. it requires a certain level of security to get up close. a little less security to be further back where we are. based on the crowds that we're seeing and we should keep in mind it is about 40, 42 degrees, not a bad day here in washington. we'r
cooperation. and here is the president now with charles schumer, the senior senator of new york. >> mr. schumer i believe is in charge of the congressional committee that puts the inauguration on. he'll be speaking before the president takes the oath this morning. of course, there will be no lack of conversation on this trip to the capitol. of course you'll have the vice president there. he can always be counted on to -- if there's a gap in the conversation, he'll fill it. >> it will be something to see whether between the vice president and senator schumer the president can get a word in edgewise on this short trip up. it's about 1.6 miles. i'm reminded that abraham lincoln once said about this trip, he said i have always been told that i'm going to hell, but i didn't realize it was two miles up the road with a dome on top of it. i'm sure all presidents feel that way from time to time. the president's armored limousine now moving past the entrance to the west wing and will soon be on its way out of the white house grounds and up pennsylvania avenue. senator schumer who is riding with
now to debate those issues, chuck schumer of new york and newly elected republican senator ted cruz of texas. welcome back as senator cruz to "meet the press." back to both of you. i want to start on the gun debate. because as i say, even before the second term is officially underway thissy is bait is well underway. here are the highlights of what the president wants to accomplish. universal background checks. he'd like to pursue a ban on high capacity magazines. an assault weapons ban that lapsed in 2004. and he'd like stricter laws on gun trafficking. but senator schumer, just as i challenged wayne lapierre of the nra very hard when this came up, i challenge you as well with a question of, is this really going to make a difference? and rich lawry wrote something that caught my attention in "the national review." no one can write a law against mothers owning guns that one day might be turned against them by deranged sons who then commit horrific acts of murder-suicide. shooting rampages are hard to prevent because they are so often committed by young men with no criminal records wh
, and honey. the wind will be from new york state from chuck schumer the represents the united states senate. next is a call from nelson. caller: i have a question with the ceremonies being whipped on the 21st. i notice reagan's inauguration in 1985 that it was moved to the 21st. if there is a change of presidents and falls on a sunday, are the ceremonies moved to the 21st there as well? thank you. host: yesterday recovered the official swearing in of the president and vice president. those ceremonies held separately. those were to affirm the constitutional requirements. today is really the public ceremony, and they follow the constitution. today all about the big public events. today the first public event. the next call is from robin. she is watching us in tennessee. caller: i am so glad i voted for obama. he really shines when he makes his speech. you can tell he is sincere in trying to do what the majority of the people want. and i am really proud of him and proud to be an american because of him. and my son was in the choir. i would have liked to see more of them. they are a great colle
yield five minutes to senator schumer. the presiding officer: the senator from new york. mr. schumer: thank you. first i want to thank the chair of the appropriations committee for the wonderful job she has done. we've worked as a team together, and she's been great. this is her first major bill, i guess, she's handling as chair of appropriations, and i think it bodes well for the future of, if you will, the strengthening of that committee on into the year as we do appropriations bills. i want to thank my colleague from alabama, my gym mate, senator shelby, for his help and support. and i think he and senator mikulski will be a great team as chair and ranking on appropriations. i want to thank mary landrieu and the other subcommittee chairs. they did an amazing job for us, and i thank them. mary's assistance, advice, given what she went through several years ago in louisiana with katrina, was invaluable to those of us in new york and new jersey. and finally, my colleagues, i see senator gillibrand is here. senator blumenthal is in the chair. in addition, senators murphy, senator mene
was a democratic leader -- there's the president. >> there's the president with chuck schumer, the chair of the inaugural committee. also no overcoat. >> i have to tell you, chuck schumer, if he's not the next senate leader, i don't know who is. his power in relation to the haguele nomination was awesome. he was the green light for that nomination. >> a big endorsement on "meet the press" after a 90-minute interview with chuck hagel. and chuck schumer has a very special manner of knowing how to cut to the chase and asked the direct question, and it's like, you and i were talking earlier about middle of the road. you get somebody who is close friends with both and you make them decide, where are you? he's kind of that way. >> chuck schumer as the chair of the inaugural committee has a high-profile role in all of today's ceremonies. the same way dianne feinstein did in 2009. but chuck schumer, you talk about his public profile, he's essentially the policy director for the democrats in the house as they have held the majority for the entirety of president obama's first term. this week is go
committee. every four years they gather. chuck schumer of new york. the president doesn't often have off the record social time with members of congress. but they're having coffee this morning, as they're preparing to come down to the capitol. you don't have that coffee between the outgoing president and the new one coming in. >> you do not. and senator mccain was there for the inauguration of the man who defeated him. john kerry was there for the inauguration of the man who defeated him. we know that the romneys will not be here today. as we watch, we're looking at the presidential car. and i've read they call it the beast because it is such a fortified machine, the president rides in. and here, he is ready to emerge for his second inauguration. >> and you talk about the day going so quickly again. talking to pierre thomas. this is a day of high anxiety for law enforcement officials. >> the trip to the capitol, many law enforcement officials call it the longest ride or so. we have law enforcement officials at command centers, are manning the surveillance cameras, talking to agents in th
of taxes on corporations make money overseas and charles schumer make more for taxes on meet the press yesterday. >> we need the money and second, a great opportunity for us, in our budget, we will have tax reform many my republican colleagues like, but it will include revenues and a great opportunity to get us more revenues to help in part deal with sequestration and deal with-- >> senator schumer. stuart: you have a great opportunity. so that's where we are headed and the next four years does indeed kick off it had. for a moment. look back. the president's policy mass been to spend more, tax the rich and protect the debt. in 2009 the debt was a little over 10 trillion and nod it's skyrocketed. it's over 16 trillion and it will be 17 trillion by this fall. the number of people on food stamps way up. in 2009, 33 million. today, that number all the way up to 47 1/2 million and still rising. we're not done with this. a little later, eric bolling joins us, what does he think about even more taxes still to come. and hollywood's free pass on guns. and super bowl will be a family affair? yea
followed by lamar alexander, senator from tennessee, and chuck schumer from new york who may be uncomfortable. he's a little shy around tv cameras. >> no, he doesn't like tv cameras at all. >> don't get between chuck and the camera. >> that's right. >> the speaker behind him, eric cantor behind senator alexander and schumer. the congressional leadership, as we pointed out earlier today, met at the white house for coffee. they came back a little early and the president rode up in a motorcade. >> tyler, we saw joe biden flash that smile when he walked out. the president is smiling in his new official portrait but not -- well, he just did there. chuckled. but he was a little somber as he was walking out. >> yeah. >> some people looked at that portrait and said he's feeling cocky. >> i spent my week memorizing all kinds of inaugural trivia. the president, of course, latest in a long line of presidents, chief executives, to travel from the white house by car. the first to go by car was warren g. harding. how about that? >> and what an auspicious sign that was for his presidency. >
. >> the president will come down these stairs. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer chair it is inaugural committee and will personally escort the president down these stairs to take the oath. hay took us fir-- he took us fi. i want to show the viewers what the president will see. we are walk. >> right. >> reporter: mark, if you can turn around, this is what he is going to agree exactly. >> reporter: right out these doors. >> he will go out the doors and there will be huge cheers and there will be people as far as the eye can see. ♪ >> reporter: inauguration prep began more than a year ago. construction of the platform took 3 1/2 months to build and more than 10,000 square feet in size and using 22,000 sheets of plywood. lit hold some 1600 people in stadium-style seating so everyone here from lawmakers to cabinet members to supreme court justices have a view of the swearing in. >> these are among the most coveted seats in america. >> reporter: tomorrow thing more exclusive -- the post-inaugural lunch inside the capitol's statuary hall. this is where the lunch will be? >> yes, it is. tickets for t
. then we have to move on with this issue. >> senator, an hour ago, senator schumer and yourself talked about what you need do to get this pointed and you say securing the border isber one. is that realistic? we have been trying to do it for 150 or 200 years. >>guest: with the advent of high-tech eqqipment such as drones, we are perfy capable of it. a big problem on southwest border it is so unbearably hot in the summer it isery difficclt for our men and women to perform efficiently we will have to move to technology. i am confident and arizona has two sectors, tucson and yuma border is for l intents and purposes, operaally secure, muchifficult in the oer sector but it can be done >> sir, will they just find another seccion of the cry such as texas, or new mexico, or california? there is so much video on the international where you see drug dealers walking back-and-forth on a daily basis, are we realistic to think we can secure that border before we put the other plans in action that you outline? >> is it not realistic to think at a nation such as hours uld notecure our borders? is that
sides, chuck schumer, dick durbin, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, you game it a lot of folks whose names you'll recognize at this announcement. this plan, we're told would provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens already here in america. and our chief correspondent campaign carl cameron live from capitol hill. >> comprehensive immigration reform has basically been stalled by gridlock for almost a decade. republican and democrats have been going forward. tomorrow the president will announce some of his proposals in a news conference and in a speech in las vegas, so this really is an example of the bipartisan senate gang of eight, so-called, calling themselves. and lay down a marker and show that congress hasn't been ignoring this, and president has not dealing with it in his first term. it does have the path to citizenship. some critics say it amounts to amnesty. first, securing the border, whether that's a fence or a wall or uses technology instead, has always been a real point of contention, they would reduce the overstayed visa, a problem. 40% of the ill
of the leadership of the democratic side. senator chuck schumer from new york who helped me immeasurably in 1993 by headlining or i should say leading the effort in the house of representatives, which was successful. senator richard blumenthal and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know firsthand about assault weapons. you will also hear from congresswoman carolyn mccarthy from new york who knows firsthand the devastation of gun violence as well as congressman ed perlmutter of colorado, who represents aurora and congressman -- congresswoman elizabeth sp who represents newton. you'll hear from mayor michael nutter from philadelphia who leads the united states conference of mayors. you hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major cities, police chiefs in association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from the dems a reset not shootings. i'd also like to recognize other supporters here today. on the risers behind the we have police officers from several depart
'll hear from senator schumer of new york. we saw senator durbin of new york coming in during that last conversation. myrlie evers-williams will give the invocation. we'll hear if the brooklyn tabernacle choir. vice president biden will be sworn in. all of these swearings-in took place officially yesterday. james taylor will sing "america the beautiful." 11:55, and they hope to keep right to schedule, we'll see the president get sworn in by his chief justice. then we get into the entertainment shank of the program with kelly clark son, "my country tis of thee." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitar
down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big problems four years ago, not the fault of the committee, but of some people. we're trying to deal with huge numbers of people. we have done a couple of things -- we are using an iphone at -- app that will tell the on where they are and where the best route to go to, taking into account lines and everything, to get to their seat. people waited in line for hours, and when they got to the gate, they were told they were at the wrong date. that delayed some things. we're building a temporary cell phone towers on the mall. people can call in if they get lost or they are separated. we also have hundreds of volunteers will be scattered not only on the mall, a mile or two from it and ask people, but me see your ticket, you go
was honored to work with that group, along with senator pryor and senator schumer, with senator barrasso, senator alexander and our former colleague, senator kyl, and we sat for hours debating. it was very educational for me, mr. president, because i would listen to the concerns of my republican colleagues, and it was a lot different than what i heard in the democratic caucus, and i think we both learned a lot from each other but there was general agreement that there was a real problem in the operations of the united states senate, and that we owed an obligation to take a look at our rules and see whether we couldn't modify the rules so that we can do the type of deliberation, debate and voting that's expected of the united states senate. one of the problems that became very apparent to all of us is that individual senators are able to block the consideration of amendments and bills on the floor of the senate indefinitely, and that's wrong. my colleague from arizona pointed out that you could be in your home state and offer an objection, a bill could be brought to a standstill. that's n
a call to democrat chuck schumer and said let's get the ball rolling on this again. and i'm told that they had about five meetings, this group of bipartisan senators, six total, and they were -- now eight, too that came in and out. and they wanted to come up with this. and, yes, of course, we have seen this before, but i'm talking to sources on both sides, they say there is still a lot left undone, left on the table, but very, very sticky issues like with border security, like with the path to citizenship, but there definitely is a feeling they're closer now than they have been in years. look at the scene here. there are lots of press conferences here in capitol hill. but look behind me, how many cameras are here. this is definitely standing room only. this is -- this is sort of the place to be on an issue like this. and the senators who are putting this together, brooke, they did this on purpose. when i say this, meaning they wanted to come out today, monday, the day before -- >> the day before the president. >> reporter: has his big event tomorrow in las vegas, because they wan
in part deal with sequestration and deal with the issue of -- >> but senator schumer, the reality is the president is willing to throw the long ball on this big sunday of football, when it comes to gun control. and yet because of his view of republican recalcitrants, he doesn't step up and show real leadership and be proactive on a big spending cut proposal and medicare put proposal because he doesn't want to go there. why throw the long ball when it comes to gun control but not take a leadership role when it comes to spending cuts? >> well, he is. in the negotiations up to the fiscal cliff, the president put things on the table. $400 billion in medicare cuts. he was talking about change cpi, which -- >> you're talking about more revenue. that's not big enough on medicare cuts according to simpson-bowles and others. >> we have already done $1.7 trillion in cuts. we've done $600 billion in revenues. you're going to need more revenues as well as more cuts to get the deficit down. and i've talked to leader reid. i've talked to budget chair murray. we're going to do a budget this year
, senator schumer said, we'll do a budget. >> great. finally. it's been four years. >> but this is what he said has to be in it. >> you're going to need more revenue as well as more cuts to get the deficit down. i've talked to leader reid. budget claire murray. we're going to do a budget this year, and it's going to have revenues in it. and our republican colleagues better get used to that. >> so this is still a fight between how much spending cuts and how much taxes. the president got his -- >> well, simpson 3w0-bowles sai let's get rid of the high tax rates. the president doesn't want that. you had $1 trillion in tax increases with obama care. new tax increases at the beginning of this month. and now they are calling for even more tax increases, and they are not calling to cut spending. they are calling for spending increases. so basically what they're saying is, they want americans to pay more so washington can spend more. that's not going to help the economy, and that is not going to close the gap and balance the budget. the reason we want to balance the budget is not to make the numbe
to get to. he says there is really no way around that except higher taxes. here is charles schumer. >> $1.7 trillion in cuts. we've done $600 billion in revenues. you will need more revenues as well as more cuts to get the deficit down. we're going to do a budget this year and it will have revenues in it and our republican colleagues better get used to that fact. martha: promise, promises right? they will do a budget this year. we haven't seen one in how long? stuart varney the anchor of "varney & company". how many years has it been now? >> i believe it is 3 1/2 years. we go through the tax debate. we thought we got higher taxes on the rich and it was over, not so. senator schumer and fellow democrats are proposing yet higher taxes on the rich, more taxes on oil and gas companies and taxes on profits that american corporations makeover seas. so that is three big areas where taxes are going to go up. all of this we are told is going to be in the new budget which the senate has to pass in about a three-month period. so, here they come, higher taxes. martha: yeah. i mean, stuart, as you poi
will receive as you leave stat ware hall. >> thank you very much. mr. chairman schumer and cochair, vice chair alexander for a wonderful, wonderful inauguration. mr. president, mr. president, mr. president, first lady, first lady, first lady -- dr. biden to all of our distinguished guests. so far you've heard of gifts to the president and the vice president, i'll tell you about the gift for you. freedom now stands on the dome of the capitol of the united states. may she stand there forever not only in form but in spirit. those were the words that were expressed 150 years ago by the commissioner of public buildings as the statue of freedom was placed atop the capitol during the presidency of lincoln. that expression of the spirit of freedom is what we want to you take with you today and is contained in this portfolio that you will receive from the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremony. along with a framed depiction of the capitol as it appeared at the start of the civil war. you heard it well described by chairman schumer during his remarks. today the statue of freedom and that sp
. we'll get it done and wrap it up by the summer. that is what senator schumer said. talking to people today, i think that while the principles are good, taking principles and putting them to legislative text is a very different thing. also, a little bit of an inside washington point but it is important. this legislation would have to go through senator bob le pat ha lean's committee. the problem from the left will be greater because they say the principles are not good enough to protect human rights. >> kimberly: okay. too difficult perhaps for the left to support. might be problematic. eric? >> all of this is predicated on making sure the borders are secure. we have known for the past 70, 80, 150 years we can't secure the border. this is interesting to say it's batesed on the secure board first. the g.o.p. has a problem. how do you not alienate the hispanic vote? they need to get it back to bush levels of 40% to win another presidential election. i'm not sure giving amnesty type of program to 11 million or more illegals in the country already is the way to do it. i think they need to
with the kind of credibility with the troops that chuck hagel has. >> chuck schumer, speaking of chucks, another chuck, ari, chuck schumer, as you know, a very strong supporter of israel, very tough on iran and its nuclear program. he had a private meeting with hagel, emerged strongly endorsing hagel, saying he'll vote to confirm him. you read that long statement that schumer put out on what he was told by hagel during the course of that private meeting. i rey sum that's reassuring. i assume that's reassuring to you. is it reassuring enough for republicans to vote to confirm him? >> no, i think hagel has broken the land speed record for the most apologies on a way to a hopeful confirmation. i've never heard of a nominee who has apologized to so many different people for so many different positions he's took over his career in order for him to get confirmed. i suspect this is more a confirmation conversion than anything heartfelt from hagel. that's why he's saying this. explaining away everything. if i were a senator, what i would do with hagel is keep my questions very short, make no speeches an
, is the opposition beginning to fade? >> we saw at least one senator last week make a statement, senator schumer but i notice not a lot of people rallied to join him and said fit is good enough for schumer, it is good enough for me. chuck hagel has questions to answer and one will be why is it the position you held in the past about iranian sanctions and our support for israel, no longer appear to be your positions? i'm going to meet with him this week and, the committee i'm sure in those hearings, i'll have questions there, as well. and look forward to the chance to talk to him about what he'd do. he's going to have a lot to say about our national defense for a long time. as the secretary of defense, at this time. if he becomes the secretary of defense. >> chris: senator blunt, thank you, thanks so much for coming in. always a pleasure to talk to you. up next the president takes a combative tone as he begins his second term. we'll ask our panel how this aggressive approach will work in a divided government. ♪ i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself.
. that will be awe great compliment to what senator fine sign and senator schumer and others are working on because it's the compliment of these types of changes. >> there's no cream to be a straw purchaser and to take weapons from a state like -- a southern state and bring it up to new york and sell it out of your truck to criminals. there's no law that says you can't do that, and so now we're giving law enforcement the tools they need to go after these criminals and these criminal networks to make sure they can't be selling the guns right out of the back of a truck. >> what about background checks? what about registration? >> huge. the backgrounds bill is vitally important. senator schumer has been working on this issue for a very long time. what his bill, did ch i co-sponsored, others will as well, is going to basically say you can't buy guns without getting a background check. today about 40% of guns are purchased without a background check, so that means if you have been kwigtsd of domestic violence or are greyly mentally ill or have a record of violence, you could buy a gun off the internet o
-- >> you're announcing this week? >> yeah, we'll be -- senator menendez and i and senator schumer, senator graham, senator durbin and some -- we are -- we've been working together for some weeks now. we'll be coming forward. it's not that much different from what we tried to do in 2007. martha, what's changed is honestly is that there is a new i think appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including maybe more importantly on the republican side of the aisle, that we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform bill. we've been -- >> so this is comprehensive. it's not piecemeal. >> yeah, this piecemeal stuff, the way the senate works, very briefly, is that you bring up one section of it, someone has an amendment that brings up another part of it. >> we've seen a lot of that lately. we've definitely seen a lot of that lately. but what about a path to citizenship? >> that has to be also part of it, but from my perspective also, and i'm sure senator menendez understands as senator schumer and durbin do that my state, most of the drugs now coming across the mexican border into the united
on getting spending down. >> here is the leverage question. senator schumer said we didn't just get our revenues. we got some. there has to be more that are part of it. the president will say that. so as you are -- >> are we for more revenue? no, we are not. >> even if it's from tax reform? >> if you keep raising revenues, you're not going to get different tax reform. i know you didn't want a chart, but i'm kind of a chart guy. this dream line shows you the historic taxes. the red line is tax increases. the red line, where spending is going. spending is the problem. revenues aren't the problem. if you keep chasing higher spending with higher revenues as they're calling for, you're going to hurt economic growth. you'll never catch up. you'll shut down the economy and you won't get the budget down. >> when you were campaigning in virginia, a state you wanted to carry but didn't, you said, look, these sequestration cuts, these automatic spending cuts that are put in place because republicans and democrats can't agree, so you have to have this sword that comes down, you said we're not going
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